- Moses Lake, WAHometown
- Moses Lake High School
- —Overall Rank
- 24Position Rank
March 09:Carly Noyes is one of the most fundamentally sound post players in the West. She gets good post position, has solid footwork and passes well out of the post. This Washington State-signee is an unselfish player, almost to a fault, because there is rarely a matchup for her at the high school level she shouldn't dominate.
December 08:The Moses Lake v. Mt. Tahoma game at the Riverside Classic was the first time I've watched Carly Noyes with her high school team. All previous viewings were with her club team, the Spokane Stars.
Noyes shows much more confidence on the court with her high school team. Her older sister is on the team as well, and is a starter, but Noyes shows here that she has some leadership ability not present over the summer.
Noyes isn't afraid of contact and uses her body to get position, getting stronger will unlock her game even more. She shows a good understanding of footwork in the post as well which leads me to believe her back to the basket repertoire can be expanded with good instruction. Right now she uses a drop step and a step-through. She keeps good balance on the step-through but much like she found this summer, defenders are not biting on her initial ball fake to open up the lane for the step-through and she gets stuck sometimes. Getting a nice and easy jump hook to go with her drop step would really help as the more times you score on your first move the easier the fake and counter moves will be.
The saying goes, you can't teach size. This much is true and Noyes is not one of those 6-foot-5 kids trying to be a wing player. Her skill set, size and build all compliment her being a center or true post at the next level. She does very well against basic high school competition and will have a chance again this summer to battle other college bound post players as the State of Washington doesn't offer too much post competition this year.
Club Team: Spokane Stars Blue
MVP, Columbia Basin League, 2007... First Team, All-League, Columbia Basin, 2007... All-Defense, Columbia Basin, 2007... All-Freshman, Washington State, HoopGurlz.com, 2006